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as the evening unfolds is whether or not mitt romney can seal the deal tonight. a lot at stake here for mitt romney going into all of these states across the country. romney really looking for a big win tonight. whether or not he can seal the deal across the country, that's going to be the big question that we're all watching, larry. that's going to be the big issue that's on a lot of people's minds tonight. back to you. >> all right, amman, thank you very much. we will see you later. now, other other top story this evening, and it's a big one. the first triple digit drop in the stock market all year. let's get right away to our stock market mavens. we bring in dougy cass, and mike holland, chairman of holland and company, and cnbc's own kelly evans. doug, let me just ask you. there's a lot of things going on here. i just want to ask about the potential of a credit default event in greece. if they don't get to 90% bond swap, then as i understand it, credit default swaps will kick in. that's not good for ebanks, and that's not good for the market, and that may be a key part of today's sell-of
market and we're going to dive right into it. sizzle number two. the santorum threat against romney. well, last night's primary showed it. romney's got to make a much better case that romney care in massachusetts isn't obama care. that's his challenge. and the story everybody's talking about, a goldman sachs executive quits in a very public way writing an op-ed in the "new york times," calling the firm and i quote toxic and destructive. but we ask, is the giant headed for failure? we begin tonight with the markets, the dow up 16, the close at 13, 194. the nasdaq up a point to 3,040, the s&p closing at 1394. now a little micro. rates rising, dollar strong, dollars up by .5% to 80, and gold is falling $51 all the way down to 1,642. ten-year bond rates closing at 2.72%. all right, rick santelli, my take is the economy's getting better, real interest rates are rising, that's boosting the value of the dollar. and because people like the economy in the stock market they're getting out of gold. what are you thinking? >> well, that there's several areas that are contributing to the increase in ra
you have for us tonight? >> all right, jimmy, mitt romney and the markets bounce back. good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report" coming to you tonight from washington, d.c. this morning i moderated the business roundtable discussion on the ceo plan for jobs and economic growth. so sizzle story number one this evening. stocks come back thanks to a strong adp jobs report and a weird fed story that somehow they're going to buy more bonds without creating more money. it's all hooey. don't believe a word of it. we break it down in just a moment. sizzle story number two. once again, mitt romney snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a come from behind razor-thin win in ohio. but he still has a slog of a couple of months. sheer one more sizzle. the new ipad unveiled today. it's hd. it's g4. and it ipaded stocks for everyone but apple. first tonight let's turn to our market panel. maybe we can get rid of all that music that is blasting in my ear. thank you very much. we're going to do some stock market work on today's comeback. joining me now cnbc contribu
economy and the american experiment. but first up, we're going to sizzle with mitt romney who sizzled in a comeback in michigan and also swept arizona. he snags victory from the jaws of defeat and i think he did it by touting his supply side tax and economic growth plan. we're going to get to our panel in a moment. but first up, robert costa of the national review with all of the latest h. good evening, bob costa. >> look, mitt romney got the momentum out of michigan, but it's a more complicated story. he split the delegates. 30 delegates in michigan, santorum walks away with 15, romney walks away with 15. so romney got the momentum, he wrote his tax cut, his big speech on friday, into victory in michigan by a couple of points, but in super tuesday, santorum's not out of this hunt. >> what does romney have to do to stay on message? i agree with you that tax cuts and santorum's miserable performance on extreme culture war, i think the tax cuts did it. what does he got to do, bob costa? >> look at what he said last night in his victory speech. it was a speech that really focused on the
for mitt romney 234 illinois, and i battle a leading democrat over paul ryan's budget. good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." the polls in illinois close in less than an hour. it could be a big night for mitt romney, and i have a message from my friend newt gingrich. newt, it's time to get out of the race. plus, congressman paul rooen releases a dramatic new budget plan. it slashes taxes, spending and the federal debt, and i take on a democratic leader. we disagree face-to-face. and is russia's bad boy vlad peer putin about to push up oil prices even higher? plus, will the saudis bring them back down? all right. first up this evening, looks like mitt romney is poised take illinois and tent's republican primary. polls close in less than an hour, and cnbc's own john harwood joins us now with all the latest on the race. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry. you know, mitt romney in polls in the last couple of days heading into this primary had opened up a lead. the average in real clear politics.com this afternoon was ten points for mitt romney. if
. kntv scott budman. coming up on cuddly romney surging in the polls in ohio. gop candidates gearing up for super tuesday, which is four days away. now, some pundits are saying the improving economy has already decided the election for president obama. me? i am totally not in that camp. however, we'll debate former dnc chairman governor howard dean, former gop chairman michael steel. we'll face offer. is the election over? no way. we've hardly begun. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. this is an rc robotic claw. my high school science teacher made me what i am today. our science teacher helped us build it. ♪ now i'm a geologist at chevron, and i get to help science teachers. it has four servo motors and a wireless microcontroller. over the last three
this political hoopla. we're all over this story. and sizzle number two tonight, mitt romney wins big in illinois. and now the republican party is kohl lessing behind him. former florida governor jeb bush endorsed as did the freedom works tea party. now the most basic question of all, can romney beat obama. but first up this evening, let's get the lay of the land on this whole keystone pipeline. good evening, eamon. >> good evening, larry. president obama calls his energy strategy all of the above and is traveling the country this week in an effort to prove it. today the president appeared at a solar plant in boulder city, nevada, where he defended government investment in solar energy. but tomorrow we'll see him in a very different setting at an oil pipeline storage yard in curbing, oklahoma, where he'll deliver remarks about a new pipeline there that will bring oil to the gulf of mexico. tomorrow's visit highlights the fact that a part of transcanada corp.'s keystone pipeline is being approved. and larry, the southern part of the pipeline is being built in spite of the president, not because of
santorum to call it quits. mitt romney pays courtesy calls to the tea partiers telling them that he and not rick santorum is the conservative candidate to beat president obama. and story three, and another exclusive. ron paul will join us. we will speak with him about rick santorum, mitt romney, keystone oil politics, the gop budget, and much more all of this just minutes away. we certainly will not want to miss that. all right. let us begin, though, with the top story of the day. president obama playing pipeline politics out in cushing, oklahoma. john harwood is joining us now with more. john, is this a change of heart by the president? or did he really, as he says have to wait to do enough environmental checks as he claims and was sort of backed into a corner by republicans? >> well, he was first backed into a corner by environmentalists, brian. i believe the president was intending through his state department to approve that keystone pipeline, then the heat was turned up, he was responding to his political base. so, yes, he was playing politics as republicans are playing politic
southern primaries close. alabama and mississippi. to see if mitt romney's electability passes its southern stress test. the mississippi governor is going to join us. one more story we're covering tonight. president obama tells china to play fair on key commodities. he is going to haul them off to the world trade organization and, you know what, folks, i am going to agree with the president on this one. we begin with the markets. it was a terrific day. dow up 218 points. s&p jumping 25 points. nasdaq up 56 points to get past 3,000. for the first time ever the dow is over 13,000, while at the same time the nasdaq over 3,000. now, cnbc's own bob pasani live at his host at the new york stock exchange. >> good evening. it's time for some excitement down here, don't you think so? i think we had three separate events here today that helped move stocks. sort of a perfect storm for the stock market today. look what we had, number one here. we had global growth issues. china, maybe in for a soft landing. maybe not in for a hand laddering. the u.s. economy is slowly improving. we had retail sales bet
, we begin tonight with my interview of mitt romney. i sat down with him this morning in canton, ohio. ohio is the battleground state. governor romney and his new 20% tax cut plan snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in michigan. and i began asking whether he sees the same thing playing out 24 hours now in ohio. >>> governor mitt romney, welcome back to "the kudlow report." we appreciate it very much. >> thanks, larry. good to be here. >> some people believe that your 20% reduction there the personal tax rate really helped snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in michigan a week ago. is the same scenario going to play out in ohio? you're catching up in the polls. have you stayed with your tax cut message? >> there's no question about that. this is about getting the economy going again. and getting our economy going, putting people back to work, means getting our marginal tax rates down. the president wants to take the other direction. i think as long as we're talking about the economy and jobs, and, by the way, shrinking the deficit, we're winning. when we're talking about all ot
, this is a video that really draws an express comparison between barack obama and mitt romney, pointing out in the obama video that romney would have let detroit fail rather than go in and do the auto bailout. that is going to be a campaign theme. we see throughout the rest of this year, larry, as the obama administration has clearly decided that that auto bailout is something that they want to run on in the fall. >> all right. eamon javers, thank you very much for the movie premiere. next time i want some popcorn, real criticism, maybe an oscar performance. let's bring in our guests who will go do the criticism. we bring back keith boykin, clinton white house aide. jennifer ruben, the author of "the washington post" blog and my pal mark simone, radio talk show host. mark simone, i don't know if it was a bailout of detroit. bailing out unions? what's so good about that? >> you could go with the romney organized bankruptcy. that might have been a good way to go. but as far as this movie, let me put this very politely. it was shovel ready, if you know what i mean. >> shovel ready! >> it's unf
hours before the polls close in in illinois, it looks like another romney sweep. to me, he looks unstoppable. but santorum's not backing down. take a listen. >> i don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. it doesn't matter to me. my campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. >> and folks, apple issues a new dividend plan, a stock buyback. the stock went up today to close above 600 bucks. but besides techs, what about banks which also climbed? >>> but we begin tonight with one key component in this fight to get gasoline prices under control. it's become issue number one for voters and the economy as we move into the spring. we'll debate whether the president's doing all he can in just a moment. but first up tonight, cnbc's own sharon epperson sets it all up with a report on how much capacity this country's gasoline refiners really have. good evening, sharon. >> good evening, larry. we've seen a dramatic reduction. we're now looking at gasoline futures that are near their highest levels since april of last year. we're talking about a 27% increase in t
for that. and is there a southern surprise for mitt romney? can he take alabama and mississippi on tuesday? whoa. first up tonight, story of the day. the jobs report. now once again, here's the good news. non-farm payrolls, they did rise 227,000. that's the third straight month above 200. job creation is picking up. that's good. but the bad news is the unemployment rate is stuck at 8.3% and if it were adjusted for normal participation rate it would probably be over 10%. and there are still nearly 13 million people out of work. so let's talk about this whole story. we bring back cnbc contributor robert reisch, who is a former labor secretary and the author of "aftershock." cnbc contributor jim pethakukas of the american enterprise institute. jimmy p, what is the real unemployment rate? okay, i'm glad we're creating more jobs. i think that's great. but what is the real unemployment rate now? >> well, listen, a lot of it has to do with this labor force participation right. if it's back where it was when obama took office, the unemployment rate would be about 10.8. if you use various demograph
detector test this evening. plus just a handful of days before super tuesday. now mitt romney ahead of rick santorum by a whopping 16 points in the republican national pole from rasmussen. however, before we move on, i want to take an important moment to acknowledge some sad, shocking news. andrew breitbart, a conservative media entrepreneur, a friend of the kudlow report, suddenly died overnight. he was a young 43. the whole thing is a tragedy and a great loss to the new journalism. i'm going to bring in ann coulter for just a second to talk about our friend who last appeared on this show just a few moments ago. take a listen to what andrew told me. >> can obama ever cut that union umbilical cord or is he stuck with it? >> he's absolutely stuck with it. first of all, the atmospherics could not be more horrible. it may not be seen on network news but the unions have been out there doing the violence and getting involved in racist rhetoric. this is the union's presidency. he is their proxy. >> all right. thanks very much. let's bring in syndicated columnist and great friend of andrew breitba
hours to go until two major primaries in the south, is mitt romney about to pull off a big upset? all right, but, first up, jus as fast as gas prices continue to rise, president obama's ratings continue to sink. cnbc correspondent joins us with all the details. good evening, john. >> reporter: good evening, larry. this washington post abc news poll has some findings. his overall job approval is down. his handling of the economy is down. this is caused the president, today, as he gave a series of interviews to local affiliate who touted his energy policy to defend what he's done so far and his lack of ability to control the situation. here's president obama. >> i think the american people understand that, you know, we don't have a silver bullet when it comes to gas prices. but they're hurting right now. it's like a tax on your paycheck every time you fill up. and so what i've instructed my team to do, we're looking at every single thing we can do, ultimately, though, the single most important thing we can do is reduce our dependence on foreign oil. >> of course, none of that spares the
for businesses really to glow and catch fire. >> from your standpoint, we're back with mitt romney, what is his, in your opinion, his number one pro growth initiative that will make the next four year s. >> better than the last four years. >> i think reducing government organization, encouraging free enterprise, getting the free enterprise system working again, getting the government out of way. they could be delivering taxes and, as he said, repealing obama care. i would say cutting back on the regulatory business would would be huge in this country. >> all right, we'll leave it there. many thanks. we appreciate your point of view. next up on kudlow, day three, are the supremes prepared to strike down obama care? you read your combat. quote. if you take the heart out of the statute, the statute is gone. up next, we talk to david rifkin, the man who represented the 26 states in their challenge to obama care. we'll get an inside-the-courtroom view. stay with us, please. >>> wham welcome back to the kudlow report. today's argument is focused on severabilitity. in other words, if the mandate is ov
governor romney and he reminded me kenny rogers, knows time when it hold them and time when to told them. i think it is time for people to get behind this good man. >> all right, senator mcconnell. we'll be right back half this short message. didn't really pay too much attention to honestly. i came to yountville really because of the french laundry. this is the place i had been looking for all my career. so i decided to plant a bay laurel seedling to commemorate that. as a chef we are always committed to our suppliers... you know those farmers, those foragers, those gardeners, those fishermen... for me it's really about building this extraordinary community. american express is passionate about the same thing. they're one of those partners that i would really rely on to help branch out my business. whether it's finding new customers... or a new location for my next restaurant. once you have strong support around you, then you can do anything. now this town has become a bit of a food metropolis. and that little bay laurel, it provides bay leaves for every one of my restaurants. the customers
. >> jeff, what about the political season? does it inform your view? is it too early to make a call? romney will be the g on, p candidate and that's easy. we don't know who will win the election in the fall. do you pull back in weight or do you forge ahead? >> that's a big factor and maybe the white house less so than the senate. what we need is political action and that comes out of congress making the legislation dealing with the massive fiscal headwind we'll need in 2015. usually the market is like gridlock. gridlock is good and that's no longer true. we need to see action and a spirit of dealing with these issues and that means the senate needs to shift into one-party control. that is now looking a little less likely than it did a few weeks ago and that may begin to weigh on the market as well. >> go ahead. last word. >> the white house is important to show leadership. you can't run policy. >> we're going to run about the senate and the next panel and the senate and the house and i think that's great insight. john taylor, thank you. >> coming up on kudlow, within six hours we'll see if
. but first up, here's who mitt romney blames on the campaign trail. please take a listen. >> president obama did not cause the recession, but he most certainly failed to lead the recovery. on the issue of jobs he failed. but on one goal he succeeded. that was to raise energy prices. all in all president obama prolonged the recession and slowed the recovery. president obama's economic strategy is a bust. >> tough stuff. but if the economy is a bit stronger than we think, who gets the political credit? and is romney's race for the white house at risk in a better economy? let's talk to matthew o'brien, associate editor of "the atlantic," mark simone and first of all, is the economy better than you think? >> during the bush years if it happened, they'd scream it was wall street benefit, not main street. jobs are still not there. could you hit rock bottom and start to slowly creep up. we shouldn't be doing that three years later. you have dodd-frank hanging over everybody's head, health care problems -- >> health regulations, obamacare. let's be specific. >> you have to wonder about his competenc
in louisiana, he takes on the mainstream media. he said mitt romney, the worst republican to run against barack obama on the issue of health care. new york times asked if romney was the worst republican. take a listen. >> quit distorting our words. if i see it, it's bull [bleep]. come on, man. what are you doing? >> all right, tonight is the mainstream media on the attack against rick santorum. the public is demanding a president explains this comment to out going russian president. take a listen. >> yes, that's not what i'm alleging. >> i understand. >> well, republicans and voters want to know what else is on obama's agenda after the election. that's an interesting topic. but, first up this evening, the supreme court concludes its first day of arguments on obama care. nbc's pete williams joins us now with the very latest. good evening, pete, what can you tell us? >> we're through the underbrush. the question is can the supreme court hear this case? could the lawsuit be filed now. here's why it's an issue. 150 years ago, congress said you cannot challenge a federal tax before it goes into effe
're advising governor romney on these issues. can you give as you quick pencil sketch, what's mr. romney saying? >> just like spro, that's a strategic reserve, therefore a national emergency, not a political emergency, because romney is up some 8 points ahead in recent polls. that's not what it's for. what we need to be doing is developing our own resources and becomes will dependent on foreign oil. we have the ability to do that today. you talk about the reserve. 2%? who are we kidding in we've been producing 10% of the world's production and doing this for the last 10, 12 years. >> and that number's gone up now. the new discovery from the technology, that number's gone up from 10% on up, is it not? >> it is. it is up. so obviously we're above 10% of the world's reserves. but we have some antiquated ways, you know, of putting prove i don't know reserves on the books. that needs reworked. it just doesn't cover the technology we have out there today. >> unfortunately i think the white house knows that. they just doesn't want to acknowledge it. harold hamm, thank you, sir, continental resources.
that works in the states is here in massachusetts when governor romney enacted the law here. very similar as we know to the affordable care act that has the mandate. and here we have the 99% insurance rate and now they are dealing with costs, but even the costs for the expanded population seem to be contained. so, you know, if the tax man cometh. more so if you are a successful american and just in to cnbc, a statement from jon corzine's spokesperson about those esh-mas that came out today. what corzine is saying he did and did not order his assistant treasurer to do. more breaking news, right after this break. don't you go anywhere. forty years ago, he wasn't looking for financial advice. back then, he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future but fortunately, somebody else was. at usaa we provide retirement planning for our military, veterans and their families. now more than ever, it's important to get financial advice from people who share your military values. call now for our free guide and tips on planning for your retirement this tax season. ♪ ( whirrin
this is not about -- mitt romney wants to run on foreign policy in this election, i welcome that. he'll lose on that. election will be about the economy, about jobs, and that's what people are concerned about. >> all right. well, i wonder what the economic surprises will be. jimmy p. says higher taxes. sorry we're trutruncated tonigh. >>> more than half of the states filed to repeal obama care. we'll talk to ohio governor john kasich. that next on "kudlow." [ artis brown ] america is facing some tough challenges right now. two of the most important are energy security and economic growth. north america actually has one of the largest oil reserves in the world. a large part of that is oil sands. this resource has the ability to create hundreds of thousands of jobs. at our kearl project in canada, we'll be able to produce these oil sands with the same emissions as many other oils and that's a huge breakthrough. that's good for our country's energy security and our economy. >>> 2 of -- >>> 26 states filed suit to repeal obama care. governor john kasich of ohio joins us now. >> good to see you, larry. >
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